Monday, November 1, 2010

What a Fun Fun Fall!!!!

Our Fall was very busy but we had a lot of fun. I finally got my cast off in November but I still cannot rotate my wrist. I am probably looking at having more surgery in Feb or March. I am not looking forward to that but for now I am trying to not think about it. I hope that it will work and I can rotate my wrist more and that I recovery quickly. Being laid up and without an arm/hand for 8 months was totally no fun at all. I am hoping to get back to blogging more now as we settle into he Christmas Season.

We had Thanksgiving at Papaw and Grandma's house. Danny and Duckett came and we had a wonderful dinner. Charlie made the place setting turkeys and decided where everyone would sit. The only bad thing about the day was that Eric was sick and felt so bad that he just slept through dinner.

In late October we took a few days and went to the beach. The weather was great, the pools were heated and the boys had a blast. It was a wonderful trip.

Halloween was so much fun. The boys made brownie haunted houses and deocrated them. They had Halloween parties at school, went to trunk-or-treat at our church and at another local church and also went trick-or-treating to several at several family and friends houses. They still dress up in their costumes and play Toy Story all the time.

Fall Hike

C played Upward Soccer and loved it. He really liked playing although sometimes he was a little distracted while on the field. Upward is really a great program because they incorporate Bible stories into practice and game times.

Apple Orchard

We took a wonderful trip to the apple orchard. The boys had so much fun picking their apples and eating apple doughnuts. We had to walk to the bottom of the orchard to get the apples and B. had to have a little help getting back up the mountain. He got a little tired.

Monday, August 23, 2010


A few months ago I bought tickets for us to go ride Thomas the Train. Due to conflicts and such we had to go on the last weekend that he was going to be here. Little did I know back then that I would still be dealing with this crazy broken elbow/arm. Any way I was scheduled to have my 2nd surgery on July 27th and our tickets to ride Thomas were for July 30th. I could not bear the thoughts of telling my train crazy 2 year old that we could not make it to see Thomas. So 3 days after surgery on a 94 degree day we packed up, pain pills and all, and went to see Thomas. The trip was ever so worth it when B's face lit up and he started jumping for joy the minute he saw Thomas.
I was totally exhausted when we finally returned home that night but I would not trade that day for ANYTHING!!!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Between surgeries we managed to make it to the beach for a few days. Papaw and Grandma went with us and we had a wonderful, relaxing time. Both boys had a blast and continue to ask daily when we can go back.

Hopefully we can make back in the fall for a couple of days.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Well our summer has been a lot different than I had planned. With my broken elbow we have stayed pretty close to home and just had fun being together and enjoying our backyard. We did manage one trip to the Knoxville Zoo and a trip to the beach. Later this month we plan to take a ride on Thomas the tank engine.

Knoxville Zoo or Zoo Zoo as B calls it

We took a day trip to the Knoxville Zoo and we had a wonderful day. Both boys loved it and really got into zoo animals. As far as Tot-School and Preschool this summer we have just been working on things that interest the boys. So they took such an interest in the zoo animals that we did several zoo animal projects.

The boys got really interested in Zoo animals and so we did several activities involving things we had seen at the Zoo.

Ee is for elephant paint dotter fun and cut and paste from Making Learning Fun.

We also created giraffes, more elephants, and lots of butterflies.

We painted with marbles and created Zebras.